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Publisher Description

A young Congressman stumbles on the powerful political underworld of 1950's D.C. in this "potent thriller" (David Baldacci) and New York Times bestseller from CNN correspondent Jake Tapper.

Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career...but for his life.

Mysteries & Thrillers
April 24
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

young gin2 ,

The Hellfire Club by Jake Tapper

I really loved how this book was so well-researched. Even though it is fiction, the main events did occur. I did not realize there was a shooting in Congress, but it really happened. I have learned a lot of historic details that I did not know before. The warnings about the danger of using power to enrich oneself and take revenge on one’s enemies is clearly an age-old story, and it should be used as a cautionary tale for today. Beware the McCarthy and Cohn emulators in Washington now!

JanMan1965 ,

Great Historical fiction

Thank you Jake for offering an interesting and thoroughly entertaining read. I ate it up.

The parallels and comparisons to todays challenges are important and relevant. Let’s have another book soon!

Jefadoova ,

CNN host's attempt at fiction....

Mr. Tapper, stick to the news. Your antics on the television everyday shouldn't lead you to believe you're some facinating author. Folks, don't waste your money, the book is all based on historical happening that he twists into "his own" fiction.

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